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Mission Discipleship Training (MDT) (South Africa)

Has God been talking to you about sharing your faith with others? 

Has He laid a particular people group or country on your heart? 

Do you know that God is calling you to be a labourer in the fields that are ready to be harvested?

  • ....and yet you are still at home, struggling to follow Him, because you just do not feel you have the knowledge, training, skills or practical experience needed to step out.

As soon as possible

6-12 months (full time)

Why not take the first step by joining our Missions Discipleship Training (MDT) program to deepen your Christian walk and get equipped for ministry at the same time?

Come and learn more about God, yourself, team life and a variety of ministries in a cross-cultural environment that is guaranteed to blow your worldview apart!

The MDT is an intensive program which is focused on helping you to live life as a committed Christian and to be equipped for the future ministry opportunities God has prepared for you.

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Have a good level of spoken English
  • Able to relate and connect with people from different nationalities
  • Be a team player
  • Have a  strong desire to share learn/grow
  • No experience needed as full training will be given

We have two intakes per year: February - July and September - January.  You can extend your time in South Africa to a year by getting involved in other OM ministries in Africa.

For more information visit the OM South Africa website at http://omsouthafrica.org/

All jobs/opportunities on this site are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

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South Africa

South Africa :: “[At MDT,] I realized that I was hiding myself behind my analytical mind. I did not want to deal with my emotions, and this behaviour caused me pain, anger, resentment, pride, jealousy and selfishness. So I prayed that God would make me humble and to open up my heart’s desires, and suddenly, I realized that I had to deal with sin. … God revealed to me that all these sins that made me feel guilty were already dealt with by Jesus on the cross; I was free and forgiven, once and for all.” - Tiwonge from Malawi, MDT participant
South Africa :: “When you get missionally involved in a country, culture, or people group, you start to see the needs through the eyes of God. Sometimes, this can be overwhelming, and you can feel helpless. I struggle with a sense of ‘we must do more.’ This is when God reminds me to be faithful in the things He has called me to and live the example Jesus modelled for us; we cannot change the whole world, but we can share Jesus with others, through words and actions, and He will change the world.” - Ruth from UK, MDT leader
South Africa :: “My interest in missions started when I was 15 years old and my dad passed away. I had a wish to go out in the world and help people in some way, but I wasn’t completely missions-minded until God led me to MDT, where I learned more of His purposes. I only started to do missions now when I came to MDT, so it has not been for long, but I will definitely continue doing missions, because it’s important to reach out to the people who do not know God and give them the light of love of God.” - Maggy from Sweden, MDT student
South Africa :: “When I was on the [OM] ship, I asked God one morning to show me how much I love Him. I thought I had a great relationship with Him going. He asked me, ‘How much do you love that brother in the cabin opposite you?’ I showed God with index finger and thumb a few centimetres apart how much I loved this guy. (The truth was I couldn’t tolerate him.) Then came the answer from God: ‘Now you know exactly how much you love Me.’ That was shattering to realise that the same love I have for people (even my enemies) is the same love I have for God. My biggest struggle is to love God and then my neighbours as myself.” - Francois from South Africa
South Africa :: “Jesus has called us to come and follow Him. Therefore, my understanding of leadership is to follow Jesus. If you are too big to follow, you are too small to lead. Daily dependence on Him and His leading enables us to take others with us on this journey to see lives and communities transformed.” - Francois from South Africa, OM Africa leader
South Africa :: “I learned to depend on God very much [in missions], and I will say serving as line-up team leader for five years on Logos Hope, I have learned that God hears prayers and He is always in control.” - Barnard from South Africa, MDT leader
South Africa :: Cape Town, South Africa :: From Left: Mr. Klaus Heidorn (Deputy Head of the German Consulate General), Prof Brian OConnell (the former Head of Education of the Western Cape), Cantor Ivor Joffe (Cantor of the Sea Point Hebrew Congregation), Maulana Syed Aftab Haider (Religious Leader of the Shia Muslim Community of South Africa), Rev Barry Isaacs (Senior clerical leader in the Western Cape and Head of Transformation Africa), Ald. Belinda Walkler (Mayors representative) and Seelan Govender (Director of Logos Hope) cuts the ribbon to officially open Logos Hopes book exhibition.
South Africa :: Port Elizabeth, South Africa :: Dyfan Graves (United Kingdom) re-enact his encounter with three juvenile delinquent boys in a judicial centre holding cell.
South Africa :: East London, South Africa :: Logos Hope alongside in East London.
South Africa :: Cape Town, South Africa :: Logos Hope arrives in Cape Town, South Africa.
South Africa :: Cape Town, South Africa :: Logos Hope arrives in Cape Town, South Africa.
South Africa :: Cape Town, South Africa :: Logos Hope arrives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Recent Stories
South Africa

Sharing the gospel in a hair salon

Logos Hope crew members share the Gospel in a hair salon with someone who has never before heard about Jesus.

Either God or not.

MDT trainees have an opportunity to minister and pray for healing for a lady in Lesotho.

A double dose of hope

Durban, South Africa :: Logos Hope is helping promote The Bible App for Kids in South Africa with OneHope

Once and for all

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